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to a foot of the wind-driven heavy snow. still snowing in long island. along new york city, they had up to six to seven inches of snow as well as much of new jersey. and now locally on our radar, we had just a few areas of some flurries, a little bit of sleet activity, some sprinkles. that's pretty much ended, just getting a sprinkle here, northeastern maryland. south of salisbury getting a few flurries now, and temperatures are above freezing thankfully. but it is cold. upper 30s, wind gusting to around 15 miles an hour will increase during the afternoon, gusting 25 to 30 as we climb into the low 50s and we'll get some sunshine back during the afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. first 4 traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still watching on the accident as you travel northbound fairfax county parkway approaching the dulles toll road. this is closer to sunrise valley drive. the northbound lanes are blocked by a three-vehicle crash in that area. still seeing delays grow as you travel northbound on fairfax county parkway. i would skip it, avoid it and take reston parkw
of nation's busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet rain stunned people in oyster bay. that community is just one of many the on long island where power outages persist. some wonder if power will be restoer restored by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in a week, same ten days. it's pretty unbelievable. >> utility companies are working around the clock to try to restore power and get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. >>> traveling by airplane is not easy as well there. are a new round of flight delays and cancellations. >> airlines cancelled at least 1,300 flights out of the new york area. megan, how bad is it? >> reporter: well, we're seeing about six cancellations right now up on the board. we're se
'easter. it is rolling out and weakening. this morning we will see conditions improve, new york city down through pennsylvania. storms over in the mid-atlantic. sunshine for the day in fact. dealing with snowfall. massachusetts on northward. inland, in maine, then rain stays steady and heavy along the coast in maine down on through the cape cod area. still strong gusty wind to deal with too. as far as storm, accumulation goes. heavy snow through wednesday, in connecticut. most of that ended. by the time it is done. a foot. a wide swath extend through maine. by the coast, watch the change over to mixed precipitation. and then plain rainfall. now it is chilly here once again. across the region, many spots in and around the freezing point. changes ahead, thankfully. see warmer air move in as we head through tt end of the end weekend. moving south and west. rob, paula. back to you. >>> sentencing day for the man behind the tucson shooting rampage that almost killed then congresswoman gabrielle giffords. gifford and husband, mark kelly, will be in court as jared loughner faces life behind bars. kelly
." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city the dow has dived today. the dow jones industrial average has been down 2 percent for the afternoon close to 300 points. the reason according to our colleagues at fox business network is looming concerns over the fiscal cliff. lack of certainty whether they will get anything done. the global economy, too. the morning after the election. now the afternoon after. wall street is going, well $we -- can we get this fixed. storm battered new york and new jersey, and i was in my office on the 17th floor you can barely see times square a block away. it is snowing to beat the band. in new jersey and new york people are without power and in many cases without homes, it is another dangerous weather system a nor'easter bringing rain, sleet, and snow. high winds and coastal flooding today and tomorrow. storms like this are not unusual this time of year but this is in the wake of hurricane sandy a once-in-a-lifetime storm that crippled the infrastructure of the region fewer than a million people, or a million customers still do not have power. it could be mor
controversy. >>> gas rationing in new york city and long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy. after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassmann is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. behind me you see one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey. this one is the new home for 750 emergency workers and 60 storm victims. there are also hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning, 11 days after sandy hit this shore line. in wintry somerset county northern new jersey, utility crews are still days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter with his a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just had gotten her electricity back on monday. >> such a relief like returning to civilization. >> reporter: that relief didn't last long. >> and then all of a sudden poof. and there we are, back in the middle ages. >> reporter: governor andrew cuoma blasted lipa utility company that services long island. >> part of it is just the
to at least 60,000 homes and businesses in the new york city area. many of them had just got entheir power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow region. airlines cancelled nearly 1600 flights and highways and train routes were also disrupted and families shivered in homes. ben, how is everybody doing? >> reporter: well, norah you can see this is the last thing that people needed. the streets in tuckerton flood again, front yards flood. as nor'easters go this wouldn't be a big deal. but for a couple of days people were able to come back to this neighborhood to save what they could, tearing out carpets, ripping down walls. that has now been put on hold. one woman said this second storm feels like a second punch to the gut. when the nor'easter slammed into the jersey shore wind and rain quickly turned into a whiteout as temperatures plummeted into the low 30s. volunteers handed out blankets for those with no heat. >> just won't end now. unfortunate want it to be over. >> reporter: in snow covered belmar a generate oris running nick's one light and
and businesses in the new york city region many of them had just gotten their power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow to the region. airlines canceled nearly 1,600 flights. highways and train routes were also disrupted and families shivered in homes across the northeast as temperatures fell below freezing. ben tracy is in hard-hit tuckerton, new jersey, along the jersey shore. how are they doing there? >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. folks here not doing so well this morning. streets are flood eded here in tuckerton. front yards are flooded. while this nor'easter on its own may not have been that big of a deal, here is the problem. for a couple of days people have been able to come back to neighborhoods like this, to begin the recovery rip out carpets and walls and stay ahead of the mold that is growing in some of these areas. that's all been put on hold. that one woman who told us that the second storm feels like a second punch to the gut. when the nor'easter slammed
travel site for $1.8 billion. it is their lucky day. >>> let the rationing begin. new york city and long island now imposing alternate day gas rationing, are you kidding me? 11 days after the storm slammed the east coast, giant gas lines continue to plague the region. new york city mayor bloomberg said just this morning only a quarter of the city's gas stations are even open at this point. adam shapiro joins me from a hess station in manhattan. adam, i canot believe we still have this problem. >> yeah, believe it. take a look. i want to show you something live. we'll pan over to the line ofars that have gotten into queue to get gasoline. emergency vehicles andthis verizon truck is getting to cut, because if you're working to restore some infrastructure that got knockedut by the storm they're letting you get in. the line is much better today with even odd rationing. only 30 minute wait. we're at 34th street. we're stretching down to 40th street. it has been that way all day long. ben is my photographer. here is the gas station. people many coming in all day long. tanker trucks bringing ga
and damage, and we're not going to know until the storm passes. >> reporter: new york city officials encouraging folks to seek higher ground and while closing down all parks and beaches. >> the fdny have 20 task forces outfitted with small inflatable boats, pumps, chain soy a saws and equipment near potential areas and we think we're ready for anything. >> reporter: major airlines canceling flights in and out of the region. united and american both suspending service in the new york city area today. >> and other airlines asking passengers to reschedule their flights for a later date, offering to wave the usual fee for doing so. the nor'easter expected to intensify throughout the evening and last into the morning, pounding the region with a mix of high winds, freezing rain, sleet, and snow n. new york, janice dean, fox news. >>> how's it going to affect us? >> we night have a sprinkle or a flake and the chill. no big winds here. wait until you see the snow totals we're going show you from the northeast. we'll have that forecast and a changing weather pattern coming up. >>> and scott,
? >> what are we learning? gosh, what we learned that sandy did quite a number on new york city, and now the damage estimates are tallied up and new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for $9.8 billion, with a b, $9.8 billion to help in the recovery. follow me here. that's after starting with the city's total public and private losses which were estimated at $19 billion, and then you break that out, so about $4 billion was covered by private insurers, about $5 billion expected to come from fema and then come up with the $9.8 billion figure which is just part of the $30 billion aid package that new york governor andrew cuomo has requested. what mayor bloomberg has done, brooke, he sent a letter to the members of the new york state congressional delegation asking for this money, saying, new york city will struggle to recover in the long-term unless this money -- this federal funding is given. >> was he being specific as far as where in the city the money needs to go the most? >> yeah, you look at the letter, what bloomberg is essentially saying is that, loo
. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, you will be glad to know your congress is back from break and so begins another round of negotiations aimed at keeping the country from going off the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama expressing optimism they can come up with a deal to prevent automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks just into fox, the white house spokesman, jake carney, reports president obama spoke with the house speaker boehner and the senate majority leader harry reid over the weekend. still, concerns of the crisis and the european debt crisis sent stocks down but not precipitously but down. we are seeing signs of progress in washington, dc, with rare bipartisan consensus on raising taxes on the wealthy but they remain at odds over the specifics. in other words, exactly highway do you do it. and mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. the white house is expressing putting pressure on congress. >>reporter: a report on the impact if the bush tax cuts are not extended. the study says the typical middle class family will see taxes go up by $2,200 next year a
in the u.s. we'll head out to new york city later in the show for a preview of what to expect on wall street today. and more than 2,000 hand picked chinese delegates gathered at the great hall of the people to kick off the communist party week long transition. beijing will only officially reveal the next generation leaders thursday. hu jintao promised political and economic reform, but he stressed china won't abandon one party rule and will stick to the socialist path. eunice is live for us. this is his big final speech, so reading in sort of between the lines almost is very telling. it's the legacy he's trying to cath. and what less gassy is that? >> many here believe what he is saying is significant in that it is his final farewell. he really was just reading through the work report to talks about the achievements, the economic and political achievements that the party has had. and also to outline the future challenges. one of the first challenges you had already addressed is the issue of corruption. he said the government needed to do more to root it out. >> eunice, we're having tr
this morning, but that is still in place in new york city and long island and thousands in the region remain homeless. a huge cross-section of the lgbt community in new york city after one of the biggest shelters was wiped out by the storm. here with me in the studio to talk about the rebuilding effort is ally sheedy. >> thank you. >> you have a big place in your heart for the ali fornay center, those that don't know about it, a shelter for homeless lgbt. >> it's a center that provides services for kids living on the street and don't have anywhere to go. those kids are waiting for shelter beds anyway before the storm. they didn't have anywhere to live. this is a place they could get services an it's gone. >> we're showing pictures right now because they're positioning of where their center is in new york was flooded out. >> right. >> and completely destroyed. they're not allowed to be back in there. what has this done to their work and the efforts because it didn't stop lgbt kids from coming to new york city during this time. >> no. >> homeless kids have still been showing up in the city. >>
the region. police cars in new york city patrolled low-lying neighborhoods, urging people to evacuate again. the approaching nor'easter brought a wintry mix of cold and snow and possibly, minor flooding in already damaged coastal areas. new york mayor michael bloomberg: >> we haven't and won't order the kind of large scale evacuation we ordered in advance of hurricane sandy but if you are experiencing significant flooding during sandy you should consider taking shelter with friends and family at a safer spot or using one of the city's storm center shelters. >> sreenivasan: in new jersey, thousands of storm-weary people braced for their brush with the new storm, even as cleanup efforts continued from "sandy". governor chris christie suggested it was a little like the biblical plagues. >> when i finally got that final kind of, forecast that i got last night, i said i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next, you know. >> sreenivasan: the storm could also bring wind gusts of 65 miles an hour-- bedeviling efforts to restore power to more than 600,000 customers still in the dark in new jers
books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebody like that. [laughter] who just grinds away
. her arrest in new york city and the separate charges she faces here in california. >> it's surprising, it's really surprising and kind of scary. >>> but up first a woman attacked inside her own home. how she scared off her attacker and why police believe it may be linked to other cases. @ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> a palo alto woman she had a frightening encounter earlier today. police say someone entered her locked apartment when she was sound asleep with the intention of sexually assaulting her. paul ruben tills us how the woman reacted. >> reporter: palo alto police say they might step up patrol and staffing after a home invasion last night. it happened at this apartment complex off of hawthorn avenue. the victim, a stanford graduate was inside her h
lindsay lohan back in trouble with the law. her arrest in new york city and the separate charges she faces here in california. >> it's surprising, it's really surprising and kind of scary. >>> but up first a woman attacked inside her have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> a palo alto woman she had a frightening encounter earlier today. police say someone entered her locked apartment when she was sound asleep with the intention of sexually assaulting her. paul ruben tills us how the woman reacted. >> reporter: palo alto police say they might step up patrol and staffing after a home invasion last night. it ha
the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct subway service is not expected to return into the middle of next year. >> we were up to five feet of water. it was not water but it was all cesspool so it was sewage water. >> how much can a body tank. >> blankets, two socks three sweaters and gloves. >> they have got garbage they're cleaning in other areas and putting it on the beach here, yet we have still have garbage here. >> it's the way life is. >> jennifer: thousands of volunteers have flocked to the rockaways to help with the cleanup efforts tonight coming from new york, dr. sabaya, welcome to the war room. >> i'm having difficulty hearing you. >> jennifer: i can hear you, just a little bit faint. >> a little bit faint. hopefully they can turn up your microphone because you have important things to say. >> yes. >> jennifer: you spent a year doing development work in rural afternoonafrica. how surprised were you by the conditions on the ground in new york city. >> i was
900,000 of them are living in new jersey. more than 169,000 are in the dark in new york city. nearly 146,000 are waiting for power on long island new york. as the controversy mountsd over slow moving recovery efforts after super storm sandy, we are learning that janet napolitano is scheduled to travel new york city hard hit staten island tomorrow. she will meet with local and state officials and get a firsthand look at the response that is happening there. president obama will make his first visit to the area on thursday. white house says he will meet with storm victims and first responders. >> gregg: in other news with the election now behind us, thankfully, so many people, washington is getting ready to tackle the fiscal cliff, an economic mandate that could throw the economy into a tail spin unless democrats and republicans stop it all. house speaker john boehner wants a deal on spending cuts. president obama says that is not enough. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit we have to combine cuts with revenue. >> joining us is jonathan strong. even if tax rates went up on t
're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the claim that allen goodman fell down the stairs while holding the cup and she passed the polygraph test. >>> the company that makes 7-up is being sued by an advocacy group accused of making false claims about anti-ox dants. ad for certain varieties of 7-up give impression that anti-oxidants come from fruit. and that it prohibits from companies fortifying soft drinks with nutrients. >> i always go to soft drinks looking for vitamins and minerals. a guy walked into a hooters, wants a drink, no big deal, right? >> of course. it was a big real
in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the cla
. there is actual news this morning, so let's get to it one more time at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. today, president obama will make his first post-election address. he'll discuss the so-called fiscal cliff and what needs to be done to avoid the january 1st deadline that would trigger a combination of tax cuts and deep spending cuts. tax increases, i should say. the president not expected to put forward a specific plan yet, but he will call on politicians from both parties to get together to tackle the nation's fiscal trouble. this is a new report from the congressional budget office, warns that a fiscal cliff would, in the short term, drive the u.s. economy back into recession and push the unemployment rate up to 9.1% by the end of the fourth quarter next year. the report also projects that after the initial shock, growth would return and the unemployment rate would shrink to 5.5%, but not until 2018. house speaker john boehner yesterday remained steadfast in his position on raising taxes. >> i remain optimistic we're going to be able to find common ground avoid this fiscal cliff
to the news live at 5:30 here at 30 rock in new york city. this morning, president obama departs to pennsylvania where he will continue his campaign sales pitch on how to solve the country's fiscal challenges. yesterday treasury secretary tim geithner met with republicans to unveil the white house's budget proposal which includes $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over ten years as well as $50 billion in additional stimulus spending. with limited details on spending cuts, the gop's reaction, less than encouraging. senator mitch mcconnell reportedly burst into laughter while geithner was in the middle of outlining obama's plan. and house speaker john boehner who described his phone call with the president wednesday night as disappointing was not impressed by the white house proposal. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap. it needs leadership. it's time for the president and congressional democrats to tell the american people
for the macy's parade in new york city. late day showerser, chicago, st. louis, kansas city, will not wash out your day. west coast one dry day. tomorrow, shopping, rainy and cloudy in the northwest. i mentioned temperatures, you know how crazy this is. people in line starting at midnight tonight go into the stores. temperatures will be in the 20s, windchill down towards zero in the northern plains. but i'm sure they'll line up. that will not scare them away. >> i know. people on a mission. >> have you done it before ever? >> i haven't. i want to be home with my family. so i haven't. but i watch those who do. get on you. all right. thank you very much. >>> and bill's giving us the green light. millions of americans heading home for thanksgiving but the turkey trot has gotten off on the wrong foot for some travelers. look at the nightmare on the west coast. this was the scene in los angeles last night. that's interstate 405 one of the nation's busiest freeways but looks like a parking lot. look at that. like a christmas lit-up parade with red and white lights. for more on the holiday travel sit
in new jersey and new york and new york city and also during foreign policy crises where there might have been some alignment if mitt romney had just said the president is doing the right thing or stayed out of the way might it have made a difference. because there are times that happens, they could actually agree. >> and mitt romney polled well when he talked about his ability to work across the aisle when he was governor of massachusetts. and i think that's message for what's going on in washington right now. people are tired of gridlock, tired of the endless ideological warfare, and hopefully that and the fact that the president's numbers are up, hopefully that helps moving into the negotiations about the fiscal cliff and all else. essentially the message in washington, we need to see a little bit of progress. >>> former governor jeb bush met yesterday with former staffers near the white house where he reportedly entertained questions about his political future. >> huh. >> according to "the national review," governor bush sat down with a number of veteran florida operatives along with
, some polling sites in new york city are being relocated or combined because of the storm damage. voters in some counties may get an extra day to cast ballots if disruptions from the storm keep enough of them from showing up. we have a reporter at a high school in brooklyn that is doubling as a shelter for sandy evacuees. tomorrow it will be a voting site as well. how are preparations going there? >> reporter: good morning. we should mention first off that new york city public school students will be heading back to school today for the first time since hurricane sandy except at schools like the one behind me. we're at brooklyn tech high school as you mentioned. right now, it is serving as an emergency shelter for those with special medical needs. i was just inside. i'm happy to report the heat is on. it is working. it is toasty inside, as a matter of fact. evacuees are staying on cots inside classrooms throughout the school. but you're right, tomorrow it will double as a polling site. in that way, it is unique. it is the only school in new york city that will double as a shelter and a p
. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >>> and right after christmas comes new year's day. a little master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> but investors are not betting on it. those nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. that's the biggest selloff of the year. abc's bianna golodryga has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are
millions of dollars. >>> troubled actress lindsay lohan spent the morning under arrest at a new york city police station. the nypd cuffed the 26-year-old after allegedly punching another woman at a new york city night club. no word yet on what prompted the alleged fight. >>> a sign of the season here at nbc. did you catch it? the rockefeller center christmas tree all lit up after last night's 80th annual celebration. the true from new jersey. >>> and a tourist in new york city snapped this sign of the holiday spirit in full gear and now through social media, it's gone viral. an officer giving a pair of new socks and boots for a barefoot homeless person. the officer saying that the man's fit lit up at the sign of those boots. >>> so in less than an hour from now, arizona officials will announce where the winning power ball ticket was sold in that state. just moments ago, we learned that missouri's winning ticket was sold in the city of dearborn. the two tickets will split the $587 million jackpot. the hunt is on for the winners. nbc's kerry sanders live on his way to the winning store in m
, there has been very little signs of progress. now survivors in one of new york city's hardest hit areas are taking matters into their own hands. anna kooiman joins us from staten island. you're standing in front of a big pile of trash, it looks like, an anna, which is poem he's belongings. >> tons of trash. it might look like rubble to you and me, but it's the lives of people here. crushed behind me where one of six dumping stations here. we have been watching as the debris has been piling up for nearly two weeks. that nor'easter last week did stall some of the progress. but crews really have been making some headway. volunteer groups have filling the gap. they say the federal government has left behind. we've also seen makeshift donation centers popping up throughout the region. volunteers, they have been going door to door, helping residents and checking up on them. they've been sorting donated goods. they've been delivering supplies and even cleaning up. let's hear of the volunteers. >> my neighbors are hurting. how can you stay home and watch tv? >> they've been trying to help peopl
. but the question now is should employers still be able to fire you if you get high? plus a new york city cop, a simple act of kindness and the tourist who captured the moment on camera. that's still ahead. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. >> shepard: a big step in washington making it harder for law enforcement to snoop around in our email. as it stands right now, federal authorities need only a -- don't even need a search warrant to read emails that are older than six months. the bill in the judiciary committee passed today would force cops to get or i should say federal authorities to get a warrant for all emails. the current law was intended for investigations into bank transfers and dates back to 1986, long before most of us even had email obviously. law enforcement officials claim it will make their jobs more difficult if a judge has to sign off on what they do to us. the bill still has to pass the full senate and the house before it moves on to the
in our new york city newsroom discovery. >> reporter: out of that world is a little bit of an understatement, jenna. scientists are excited about a new finding because it is a new way to think about black holes. we'll talk about exactly what they are in a moment. this is the biggest black hole. researchers say 14 times bigger than any other that has ever been found. think of our sun and multiply that by 17 billion. that is how big this black hole is. the scientists say they were so stunned when they found it they thought they messed up somehow. they took another year to measure using different instruments to make it sure it was right. according to nasa's website, is a place where gravity pulls so much that light can't get in. we can't see them because they're invisible. university of scientists at austin in texas use special telescopes for their work and rely on pictures from the hubble space telescope which was launched in 1990 and is still in orbit. the findings are published in the journal, "nature." if we have any future explorers watching a journey to this black hol
't have power we should mention. we have the city manager of long beach, new york, a big commuter town to the city of manhattan and one particularly hit hard by superstorm sandy. jack, how much of an impact is this snowstorm on top of everything else here you're having to deal with? >> hi, jenna. yeah we took a huge punch from superstorm sandy last week. it knocked out our critical infrastructure, our water, our sewer and power. this week an unprecedented five, six inches of --. jenna: we'll see if we can get jack back. he was mentioning some of the infrastructure problems that the city is going through. i assume he is probably talking to us on his cell phone. sometimes that can be a problem. i was chatting with jack during the break, i said wow of all the fatigue. jack is back with us. jack we lost you mid-sentence there. you were saying saw unprecedented level of five to six inches of snow and infrastructure being affected. pick up from there. where is your community today as far as any state of recovery? >> sure. you know, in superstorm sandy we lost our water, our sewer and power a
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new york city, long island, up towards new england. some snow totals are quite impressive. one of our computer models indicating over six inches in some of these spots. impacts heading into the overnight, rain heavy at times. some will mix along the coastline. we could see freezing rain, sleet. it will be a nasty ride home, a nasty commute ride home. winds up to 65 miles an hour. heavy know in the interior mountains. we'll have to head in the forecast next several hours. it is now casting instead of forecasting. look at eight inches for trenton, new jersey. five inches for new york city. up towards connecticut, 4 1/2 inches. this is one of our computer models did. we could see impressive snow totals for this time of year. winter weather advisories up along the coast battered by hurricane sandy up towards new england. unfortunately this is bad situation. if it was run of i will in northeaster without sandy yeah we could deal with it. we dealt with it with it before. everything is fragile. including people without homes, people without power. temperatures below freezing tonight. that is
out of poles? >> reporter: in new york city gas rationing began today. cars with even numbered plates fill up on even numbered days. cars with odd numbered plates fill up on odd numbered days, an effort to ease long lines and short tempers. >> i think that made sense. it would have eased up and you wouldn't have had these long lines, people trying to fight for gas. >> reporter: housing is another growing concern. fema is trying to provide temporary shelter for 95,000 people. >> you wake up and you're okay and in a second it hits you all that's happened and you don't have a place of your own anymore are pretty devastating and you always think it's never going to be you and then it is. >> reporter: one thing there seems to be plenty of, generosity. a train filled with supplies is on its way from louisiana to new jersey tonight packed by a community that knows something about weathering mother nature's worst. >> all the images of new jersey were making them feel like everyone wanted to do something and so they started organizing an effort on facebook. >> reporter: the donations are be
'm bowles with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino and brian kilmeade. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." >> eric: breaking news about the former president george h.w. bush. he is currentfully stable condition after being admitted to the methodist hospital in houston, texas, for treatment of a lingering cough. he is 88 years old and has been in and out of the hospital with lingering pull mo noir issues. your thoughts on him quickly. >> dana: good news today because i talked to somebody close to him on his staff and said he had bronchitis and they were worried that it might turn in to pneumonia. but he is doing great because the hospital staff is charmed. feeling better. wish him the best. >> eric: all the best. feel better. our prayers and our hearts go out. keep you up to date on the story. president obama had an interesting lunch today. governor romney spent an hour or so at 1600 pennsylvania avenue we check it out and found the practice is pretty darn common. look at the pictures. president obama with john mccain in 2008. bush and clinton in '92. bush and dukakis i
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